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The Bostonian's Paying the Excise-Man, or Tarring & Feathering

A group of five Bostonians punishing the customs' officer John Malcolm, whom they have tarred and feathered, forcing tea down his throat, in front of a tree labelled 'Liberty Tree' with a noose hanging ready and a paper labelled 'Stamp Act' pasted upside-down; tar-barrel and brush to left and men in ships in the harbour behind, pouring boxes of tea labelled with Chinese characters overboard.  1774  Mezzotint

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A group of five Bostonians punishing the customs' officer John Malcolm, whom they have tarred and feathered, forcing tea down his throat, in front of a tree labelled 'Liberty Tree' with a noose hanging ready and a paper labelled 'Stamp Act' pasted upside-down; tar-barrel and brush to left and men in ships in the harbour behind, pouring boxes of tea labelled with Chinese characters overboard. 1774 Mezzotint

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